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Master Your Mac: The new project-based book written by Macinstruct’s founder.

Macs are great for beginners, because the basics are easy. The challenge comes when you want OS X to do things your way. For Mac users who want to travel beyond the basics, Master Your Mac is here to help. You’ll learn how to:

  • Automate day-to-day tasks with AppleScript, triggers, and Automator macros
  • Turn your Mac into a file or web server
  • Create Safari extensions and use site-specific browsers
  • Secure your Mac with firmware passwords, firewalls, and FileVault encryption

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What People Are Saying

"I'll just say the $29.95 list price for this title is some of the best money a new Mac user can fork over. Mr. Cone’s style is simple, direct, and informative and lets readers take action simply and easily. I highly recommend this book for those wanting to make more of their Mac experience."

About the Author

Matt Cone is a technical writer and has been a Mac user for more than 20 years. A former ghostwriter for some of Apple’s most notable instructors, Cone founded Macinstruct in 1999, one of the most popular online destinations for OS X tutorials.

Peak Inside the Book

In Master Your Mac, you’ll find out how to change hidden defaults and enable undocumented features; repair disk permissions to improve performance and keep things humming along; monitor your system; and even create a bootable USB drive for emergencies.

Master Your Mac is packed with tips and addons to make everything you do with your Mac faster, easier, and better. Take a look at the table of contents and some sample chapters: Talking to Your Mac and Creating a Bluetooth Proximity Monitor.

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